The ceramic coating of MST has many advantages. It's applicable on many light metals, such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium.
Ceramic on aluminum
A big disadvantage of aluminum is that it’s not very wear resistant. MST has developed the solution for this! We can treat your aluminum products with a special ceramic coating. This results in your product receives properties that make the material more wear-resistant than steel!
Because we make use of a complex electrochemical process it’s possible for us to coat products that have complex shapes. The ceramic layer is applied partially to the surface and partially the coating will be transferred into the material it’s applied on. This results in a good coverage of the applied coating to the product. The finished product is a combined product with high wear resistant properties and a low weight.
The advantages that ceramic aluminum can offer you are:
- Hardness of +/- 1500 Hv
- Low friction
- Excellent corrosion protection
- Applicable as surface for lacquer
- Excellent adhesion when glued
- Applicable on almost every aluminum alloy
- The coating provides a thermal and electrical isolation
It’s also possible to, next to the coating, to impregnate your product with PTFE (Teflon coating). This gives the product non-stick or lubricating properties. This coating is also available in a food proof option.
Magnesium is very sensitive to corrosion. Because of this it is very difficult to use the material in most products. The main advantage of magnesium is the fact that it's even lighter than aluminum. With the corrosion resistance of our ceramic coating, magnesium can be used in many products where it wasen't possible before.